50 Books 50 Covers — How Top Designers Catch the Reader’s Eye

Want to see some gorgeous book cover designs? Go to the winners page of the 50 Books 50 Covers competition sponsored by the Design Observer Group … [Read more...]

Nancy Selvin Goes Big — My Favorite Potter’s New Show

My favorite potter keeps potting away. Look what San Francisco Bay Area artist Nancy Selvin is up to now. I love it! Hmm. I wonder what else she will be … [Read more...]

East Bay Heritage Quilters — Quilts, Dazzling Quilts

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Lucky me. I got to treat my eyes to hundreds of quilts last month. The occasion was the Voices in Cloth 2016 quilt show put … [Read more...]

The Baby Quilts Are Ready — Now All We Need Are the Babies

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Grandchild No. One is due in February, and this time the quilt will be ready. Faithful readers of this blog will remember … [Read more...]

Visions of the Baby Jesus Light Up Centuries of Art

  By Barbara Falconer Newhall The Baby Jesus. Far away and long ago a baby was born, one who has inspired centuries of artists -- and lights … [Read more...]